Comment: For what it's worth, I still prefer the longer neck with head-stick going all the way to the bottom inside of the body. The ball-and-socket neck is just too short for me. The fact Larry has a longer neck inside the body makes it possible and fun for him to extend it when he goes for a higher note when singing, or gets excited, or lower his head in embarrassment, even almost gives the appearance of a shrug. Just my opinion, especially now that we have "Cody" with us now so we can actually compare the two styles.
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Mr. D: You have just pointed out the one big advantage of the "drop through" type neck....the ability to raise and lower the head for some very effective visual expressions!